Steven Ruff

Steven Ruff

Associate Research Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1998

Contact Info

Office: Moeur-134D
Phone: 1 (480) 965-6089
Fax: 1 (480) 965-1787

About Steven Ruff

Steve Ruff is a planetary geologist with a focus on the mineralogy of Mars determined via infrared spectroscopy, part of an effort to understand its geologic history and potential for past habitability. Terrestrial field work and lab studies are an integral part of this effort, providing an empirical basis for interpreting data from orbiting spacecraft and rovers. He has been an active member in several Mars missions and a participant in the planning of future missions.